Archive for December, 2012

Merry Christmas

December 20th, 2012 | Other | 9 Comments

                                              Wishing you and yours a very merry, jolly Christmas and a happy start to the New Year. Thank you for all your kind words and support this year- it really means a […]


December 18th, 2012 | Other | No Comments

Holding everything together with a little bit of string.  


December 13th, 2012 | Other | 5 Comments

Tony went to West Dean for the day to make a silver spoon with Howard Fenn. Gorgeous isn’t it?  

gin twist

December 12th, 2012 | Food | 4 Comments

entrance: to fill with wonder and delight according to Toast in 1823 the world was entranced by gin twists. So much so that poems were written. As I’m something of a gin lover I decided to give it a go and let me tell you it is lovely and lemony and warming and soothing. And […]


December 10th, 2012 | Other | 2 Comments

thoroughly enjoyed lazing around in bed finishing this book over the weekend. It’s really very good. :: so glad I’ve finished all my teaching and speaking commitments for 2012 and can now start thinking about Christmas. Two weeks and counting… :: my ‘to do’ list is scaring me.


December 7th, 2012 | Family, Other | 2 Comments

          One of these days I’m going to follow the sun round the house too.


December 5th, 2012 | Other | 2 Comments

Every morning I get up early to enjoy a quiet cup of tea in a still sleeping house and today I was rewarded with a purple sky and snow. What a pleasure. That’s a street light and not a UFO.

lesson #1: be prepared

December 3rd, 2012 | Other, Sewing | 4 Comments

Recently, a lady on one of my workshops cut herself quite badly leaving me to find the venue’s first aid kit (which I did and all was well) but… I realised that having my own first aid kit would be far more comforting. So, here it is. And I never want to use it.